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YARNABILITY

130 W. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
304.876.8081
yarnability@yarnability.com


Monday — Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday — Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Location

Yarnability is located in the heart of the downtown historic overlay of Charles Town, WV. Home of the Jefferson County courthouse, famously known during the civil war as the location of the treason trials of John Brown. Yarnability is nestled between a variety of unique shops, restaurants, and the historic Old Opera House Theatre. Charles Town’s business mission promotes history, community, arts, and culture. Yarnability strives to support the city’s mission by providing arts and culture within the fiber community, while contributing to numerous events and causes throughout the year.

Parking

Parking is FREE for 2 hours on W. Washington Street. Side streets have 2-hour meters for nickels and dimes. Half-a-block from the shop on S. Charles St. (between Congress and Wasington Streets) there is a 5-hour metered parking lot for a quarter. Parking is FREE after 6pm weekdays and all day on the weekends.
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Exchanges or returns for store credit are accepted within 60 days of purchase on regular price, in-stock items. Product must be in original, unused condition, clean, and odor free. Needle & hook sales, discounted and special order items are final sale.

Karen Frail

Owner

Karen is thrilled to be the new owner of Yarnability. Having worked under the direction of Susan since 2012, Karen entered the role of owner over the past few years by slowly taking on a larger role in the operation of the business. Becoming owner just seemed to be a natural next step. Karen wants to continue with the founding mission of Yarnability while adding her own flair to the shop. Karen thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the fiber arts, especially sharing that love with others.

Karen Frail 2019

About us

History of Yarnability:  The shop was established in 2012 in Shepherdstown, WV under the ownership of Susan Wolcott (former owner of Y2Knit in Funkstown, MD). The shop spent two years on Duke Street until a purchase of the building required a relocation for the shop. Yarnability was relocated to Princess Street from 2014 to 2017. On March 19, 2017 the shop changed ownership to Karen C. Frail and was relocated to Charles Town, WV.

Charles Town is making strides to bring in new and small businesses with hopes to promote an arts and culture district in the historic overlay. This new development project has been outlined here. Yarnability is the newest addition to this section of downtown and hopes to bring light to the fiber arts within this new arts and culture district.

Susan Wolcott

Terri Truitt

Terri loves to make almost anything. She knits, crochets, sews, and quilts. She is often known around Yarnability as the “bag lady”. You will find her custom bag creations at Yarnability under Handmade by Terri. When she isn’t working with fiber, Terri enjoys spending time with her family and going to listen to local musicians perform.

Susan Wolcott

Susan is the former owner of Yarnability and Y2Knit in Funkstown, MD. She is a veteran knitter and crocheter. While Susan has retired from ownership of Yarnability she continues to own and operate Trips For Knitters, her international tour company for knitters. When she isn't traveling the globe you can find Susan in her garden when the weather is good and at Yarnability in Charles Town on Thursdays!

Terri Truitt 2019

About us

History of Yarnability:  The shop was established in 2012 in Shepherdstown, WV under the ownership of Susan Wolcott (former owner of Y2Knit in Funkstown, MD). The shop spent two years on Duke Street until a purchase of the building required a relocation for the shop. Yarnability was relocated to Princess Street from 2014 to 2017. On March 19, 2017 the shop changed ownership to Karen C. Frail and was relocated to Charles Town, WV.

Charles Town is making strides to bring in new and small businesses with hopes to promote an arts and culture district in the historic overlay. This new development project has been outlined here. Yarnability is the newest addition to this section of downtown and hopes to bring light to the fiber arts within this new arts and culture district.

Karen Frail

Owner

Karen is thrilled to be the new owner of Yarnability. Having worked under the direction of Susan since 2012, Karen entered the role of owner over the past few years by slowly taking on a larger role in the operation of the business. Becoming owner just seemed to be a natural next step. Karen wants to continue with the founding mission of Yarnability while adding her own flair to the shop. Karen thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the fiber arts, especially sharing that love with others.

Karen Frail 2019
Susan Wolcott

Susan Wolcott

Susan is the former owner of Yarnability and Y2Knit in Funkstown, MD. She is a veteran knitter and crocheter. While Susan has retired from ownership of Yarnability she continues to own and operate Trips For Knitters, her international tour company for knitters. When she isn't traveling the globe you can find Susan in her garden when the weather is good and at Yarnability in Charles Town on Thursdays!

Terri Truitt

Terri loves to make almost anything. She knits, crochets, sews, and quilts. She is often known around Yarnability as the “bag lady”. You will find her custom bag creations at Yarnability under Handmade by Terri. When she isn’t working with fiber, Terri enjoys spending time with her family and going to listen to local musicians perform.

Terri Truitt 2019

Custom Knitting and Crochet

Yarnability offers custom knit and/or crochet orders. An estimate for time and cost to complete the project will be provided. This cost does not include the cost of the yarn to complete the project. At the time of the request the customer will pay for the yarn in full and 50% of the labor costs.

Sewing Machine Repair & Scissor Sharpening

LHS Sewing Machine RepairYarnability is a drop off and pick up location for Lee’s Sewing Machine Repair. Locally owned and operated, Lee’s offers repair and maintenance service for vintage and modern machines, and scissor sharpening for all of your favorite fiber cutting tools.